provisory

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Etymology[edit]

proviso +‎ -ory

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈvaɪzəɹi/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧vi‧so‧ry

Adjective[edit]

provisory (comparative more provisory, superlative most provisory)

  1. Containing a proviso.
    The provisory clause effectively excluded his otherwise logical heirs from his main inheritance.
  2. Dependent on a proviso or condition.
    A provisory guarantee is rather like blackmail.
  3. Temporary; pending something more permanent.

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Noun[edit]

provisory (plural provisories)

  1. (philately) Synonym of provisional